The Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway: The Detailed Study of an Independent Light Railway :: Christopher Redwood

The Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway: The Detailed Study of an Independent Light Railway :: Christopher Redwood soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Weston-super-Mare: Sequoia Publishing in association with Avon-Anglia, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: The Weston, Clevedon and Portishead line was one of the most unusual of all light railways. First mooted in an unsuccessful Act of Parliament of 1865, it did not receive its powers to construct until twenty years later; it then took no less than twelve years to build the first eight miles, and a further decade elapsed before the six-mile northern extension was opened. By that time the company had amassed a debt equivalent to one million pounds by present-day values and had been taken into receivership by its principal creditor. In this state it survived a World War, the 1923 railway grouping …

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 183 pages. Index. 8¾” x 6″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Transport Rail catalogue?

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